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Managing Trees with Decay & Dysfunction

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A lime tree from a Victorian landscape that has tipped over the edge in terms of stability.

 

Armillaria (probably mellea) & Ganoderma (probably australe) colonising the same section of the base of the tree.

 

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A lime tree from a Victorian landscape that has tipped over the edge in terms of stability.

 

Fluting, sounding hammer and a couple of Resistographs confirmed the extent of the dysfunction and decay so we took the decision to remove the tree instead of topping it.

 

We also took the opportunity to give our new apprentice some airspade time to have a look at the associated dysfunction caused by the rhizomorphs (which were abundant in the soil) and the mycelium of the Armillaria where it was active on both the cambium and within the central cavity.

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Lapsed boundary oak pollard that's growing weighted toward the adjacent mansion flats.

 

Top of the bolling has the associated removed pole cavities you tend to find on old pollards..

Fistulina hepatica in attendance too.

 

Big of a scramble for Jack, but thought he acheived a fine piece of work.

 

Will proscribe a further reduction in about 5 years.

 

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